June 2015

Canada Day Dessert

Posted on Jun 30, 2015

As Calgary has been experiencing a heat wave, you don't likely want to fire up the oven or stove.  But if you've got a BBQ to go to and you've been tasked with bringing dessert, this simple and quick recipe will save the day.

Ingredients:

Bamboo or metal skewers
large strawberries, washed and hulled
large marshmallows

Alternate putting a whole strawberry...

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Urban Sprawl vs. Tiny Living

Posted on Jun 30, 2015

We've all heard that Calgary's housing has the problem of urban sprawl. In many other large urban centres, there is a higher population density that resides in apartments and townhouses. However, not too many urban centres have such small living quarters as Japan. Originally, these tiny rooms were designed for backpackers and short term stays. But...

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Summer Road Trip Driving Tips

Posted on Jun 30, 2015

Now that the kids are done school, you might have the car packed to head out of town for the family summer road trip. No one wants to have a roadside visit with law enforcement, which can lighten your wallet or worse, having your vehicle impounded and towed. For the best road trip possible, here are some tips to avoid seeing the red and blue lights...

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City Council Rejects Secondary Suites

Posted on Jun 30, 2015

On June 29, 2015, Calgary City Council defeated a proposed bylaw that would have allowed more than 35,000 properties in Wards 7, 8, 9 and 11 to legally build basement suites. In the report to council, it was noted that "...a mandatory licence would not bring existing illegal suites into compliance, would be difficult and costly to enforce, and woul...

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Street View: Oceans

Posted on Jun 23, 2015

If you've ever wanted to check out the Great Barrier Reef but unable to get there or if you are just fascinated by the world's oceans, Google has got a solution for you right in your living room. Most people are familiar with the Google Street View (and have likely searched for your own house) and now you can use this for satisfying your curiosity...

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Where to put that Wifi router?

Posted on Jun 23, 2015

So you've moved into your new house, unpacked all those boxes and now you're getting into setting up your electronics and have no idea where to put the Wifi router to ensure the whole house gets a good signal. Before you'd have to go through trial and error of setting up the router in one room, testing it out throughout the house and moving as nece...

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